Drug and Alcohol Prevention

A Free and Confidential Alcohol Use Assessment

Abuse of drugs and alcohol does have a negative impact on college success. Studies indicate 1 in 4 college students report academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind in class, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall. You, your family, and your community are negatively affected by harmful behaviors related to the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

To assess your drinking patterns, take eCHECKUP TO GO. It’s a free online and completely anonymous self-assessment tool for Northeast State students. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is self-guided. eCHECKUP TO GO provides personalized feedback about your use of alcohol and includes helpful campus and community resources. 


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Statistics

  • Each year an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.
  • Each year an estimated 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.
  • Each year an estimated 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
  • Each year an estimated 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

Want feedback on your use of alcohol? Complete your eCHECKUP TO GO and see where you stand!



eCHECKUP TO GO is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns, receive individualized feedback about their use of alcohol, and identify their risk of harm associated with that use. eCHECKUP TO GO was developed by San Diego State University and is currently used by over 400 colleges and universities. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. The tool is free to Northeast State students.


When you access eCHECKUP TO GO, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history of alcohol use and perception of alcohol use by your peers. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. eCHECKUP TO GO calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read, printable format with links to additional information to better understand your feedback.


You will need:

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • A JavaScript-enabled Internet browser
  • About 10 minutes
  • A printer (to print the feedback)

eCHECKUP TO GO is a confidential self-assessment tool to promote individual awareness and increase personal knowledge. The results of your assessment are for your use only.


Most students on the Northeast State campus either do not drink or drink very infrequently; however, most students will at some point know someone (a classmate, friend, family member) who drinks at levels that causes them concern. eCHECKUP TO GO will provide some basic knowledge about alcohol and will help all students identify risk factors and patterns that lead to dangerous and destructive drinking. eCHECKUP TO GO also provides a list of campus and community resources that can help individuals who may have an alcohol and/or drug problem. This is information that can strengthen your ability to help your friends when they need help and make this campus a safe and fun place in which to learn.


Take Your eCHECKUP TO GO Now!


Take Care of Yourself

Taking good care of yourself and helping your friends are actions that make the Northeast State campus community a safe place to pursue your life goals. Thank you for completing the eCHECKUP TO GO assessment.

The Tennessee REDLINE

The Tennessee REDLINE (1.800.889.9789) is a toll-free information and referral line coordinated by the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS) and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services. The purpose of the REDLINE is to provide accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.

Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

What You Didn’t Know About Addiction - The Recovery Village

Your Brain on Drugs: Alcohol - AsapSCIENCE

The Effects of Drunk Driving - Christiana Rennie-Varner


Counseling Services staff are available to meet and discuss whatever concerns you may have regarding alcohol, drug, and/or tobacco use. This could involve evaluating your own use, discussing concerns over a friend or loved one's use, or putting a plan together to feel more in control. Contact Counseling Services at 423.354.2587 or counseling@NortheastState.edu for an appointment.

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